Medical Lab Technology Program Specialist

  • Title: Medical Lab Technology Program Specialist
  • Class: Academic Professional
  • Exempt Status: Exempt
  • Level: 3

Job Summary

The MLT Program Specialist is responsible for SimLab training and other instructionally related activities for the PCC Medical Lab Technology program. Incumbents support faculty and help ensure that instruction and student evaluation are in compliance with the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) standards. The Specialist develops and coordinates clinical internship experiences and participates in program planning and development.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates all logistics associated with SimLab activities.
  2. Prepares specimens for SimLab exercises and other student activities.
  3. Orients students to the SimLab. Trains and supervises students on performance of all SimLab activities.
  4. Evaluates student performance in the SimLab. Develops, prepares, supervises and evaluates activities for students who require remediation in collaboration with Faculty.
  5. Develops, reviews and maintains SimLab documents and D2L resources and proctors and evaluates quizzes.
  6. Maintains supplies and equipment; sets-up and shuts down lab for appropriate term.
  7. Develops and negotiates terms for Clinical Lab Practice (CLP) experiences.
  8. Places and orients students to CLP; coordinates student CLP requirements (immunizations, criminal background checks, urine drug screens, health assessments).
  9. Visits and meets periodically with affiliated clinical laboratory managers to ensure business continuity.
  10. Develops, reviews, and maintains CLP forms and quizzes.
  11. Assists and supports faculty with record keeping, instruction, course planning, program development, and program review and accreditation activities.
  12. Participates in Advisory Committee meetings, prepares and distributes minutes.
  13. Advises students regarding clinical practice education.
  14. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

SimLab related work is typically performed in the Simulation Laboratory located at one of the affiliated clinical laboratory sites.  CLP related work is performed in an office environment located on PCC campus. Assisting faculty with instruction is generally performed in campus laboratory room. Travel requiring the use of a personal vehicle is required in developing and monitoring off-campus clinical internship sites.

Physical ability to sit, stand and move freely about the laboratory; Lift, move and carry up to 50 pounds is occasionally required; manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination to efficiently, accurately and safely operate laboratory equipment; visual abilities to accurately perform and interpret laboratory tests (correctable vision to read size 8 font print, distinguish colors, distinguish shades and accurate depth perception); hearing abilities to distinguish a range of instrument alarm tones.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in lab science, or health related field. Experience performing the duties of this job may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis. MLT (ASCP) certification or equivalent, and 1 year of recent experience working in a clinical laboratory setting or 2 years of teaching experience in a clinical laboratory science or a related field.


Associate degree in medical laboratory technology or related field, and MLT (ASCP) certification or equivalent, and 3 years of recent experience working in a clinical laboratory setting or 3 years of teaching experience in clinical laboratory science or a related field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • NAACLS standards that apply to the Medical Laboratory Technology education;
  • Current clinical laboratory practices in the departments of chemistry, hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, microbiology and blood bank;
  • Laboratory information system operations;
  • Safe laboratory operational procedures;
  • PCC policies and procedures.
Skills in:
  • Working effectively with the diverse academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of PCC staff;
  • Communicating effectively through oral and written media;
  • Evaluating and updating and/or revising program materials;
  • Performing procedures requiring fine manual dexterity.
Ability to:
  • Operate clinical laboratory equipment;
  • Train and evaluate students in conformance with PCC and NAACLS standards;
  • React calmly and, in accordance to protocol, in an eventuality of accident or exposure in the laboratory environment;
  • Coordinate and manage multiple projects and activities;
  • Utilize computer hardware/software to effectively perform duties required in the support of educational program (word processing, spreadsheets, web browser, presentation software, academic information systems);
  • Operate specific office equipment (telephone, fax, document scanners, multi-function printers, network printers, copiers);
  • Adapt to rapidly evolving technology.

Revised: 9/2019

  • Reviewed: 12/2018
  • New: 4/2016